Nov 9, 2012 10:30pm EST
he produced an electorate. whoever won, we would wake up on election day and produce a little different electorate than anticipated. that is what happened. the electorate was more non- white than most polls anticipated. there was that. the debate had a huge impact. the first debate fundamentally changed the race and put romney back with and range. obama was able to stabilize at the end. but romney presented himself as an acceptable alternative. romney was able to walk over the threshold. in the end, he never addressed the demographic challenge. and the third debate he went back on some of the language. he talked about amnesty and deportation and basically ensured that number among hispanics. barack obama increased its share of votes among hispanics. that is a statement more about the republican party than the democratic party. >> that is not two waves. one was out of the democratic convention. that was a surge for the democrats. the second was a chance for the challenger to put himself on the stage. i think people were talking about romney's momentum. he got back in the race.
Nov 9, 2012 8:00pm EST
we saw in this election. with the changing demographics and the growth in the latino community, these votes are going to be even more relevant in the future. >host: >> next, president obama and john boehner talk about the fiscal cliff. after that, the white house press briefing with jay carney. >> president obama says that tuesday's elections show that most americans agree with the deficit reduction plan. the president has invited presidential leaders to discuss the deficit and warned about the potential effects of the fiscal cliff. that is this series of tax increases and budget cuts that take effect in january if congress does not act. the president addressed an audience from the white house east room. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> ladies and gentlemen, the president and the vice president of the united states. [cheers and applause] >> thank you. thank you. thank you, everybody. thank you. thank you very much. thank you. thank you very much. everybody, please have a seat. thank you. good aft
Nov 9, 2012 2:00pm EST
is more republican than it used to be. that's why before the election republicans were saying mitt romney was winning the independents he's going to win, that wasn't the case because the independents are already a republican group. host: from the 2008 elections when obama won 52% to john mcwane's 44% of those who identified themselves as independents. these candidates were trying to reach those independents out there but you're saying not all the independents are truly independents? guest: when people identify as independent they mean a lot of different things. some people mean i go back and forth, that's one group. other people mean i kstly vote for one party or the other but i don't think of myself as a member of that party. and so you really have to distinguish between how people identify themselves which is one thing and how people vote which is not necessarily the same thing. host: a couple of calls for you on the democratic line. caller: good morning. i just want to comment on the latino vote. i know you had a guest before and we could relate on. this a couple of points basically. h
Nov 13, 2012 1:00am EST
. >> elect to go back to the afghanistan matt. -- i would like to go back to the afghanistan matter. i wonder about the application of the iraq search idea to us -- to afghanistan. a major part of the iraq idea was buying of local leaders. we have been buying off warlords in afghanistan for ever. and the taliban have access to limited resources from the drug trade. dess petraeus relief bill that the search idea could be plucked from iraq and put down in afghanistan and feel successful? >> no. what the surge was meant to do in both countries is you create the time and space so that the local host nation, national security forces could stand up and defend themselves. you have to deal with -- it is not just a security solution. there is the rule of law were talking about, international relations, you have to get a lot of partners, 49 members to agree objectives.ed you have to find out who has to deal with drug operations. you can imagine the complex discussions. i do not think he thinks there is a solution in either country. especially if we have a withdrawal in afghanistan. we have given the ir
Nov 10, 2012 6:00am EST
that. >> i do not break edge anything that michael or dick morris said about any election. anybody who does this knows how hard it is to do. i agree with michael that anything between the range he talked about was entirely reasonable and consistent with the data before us. i am an analyst and a partisan. an analyst when i write and a partisan's heart. when i wrote my piece, i took hours to put the data together. what i concluded what i had to write, i could not write for an hour because i was sick. one thing i would like to say about our friends on the right is one i did publish it, the comments on the national review online said i should be let out of the conservative movement. one person accused me of peddling fear. i had a more favorable reaction on the dailykos than national review. >> were there as many as obscene comments as i got? >> a lot of commentators -- >> look, there is hyper partisanship on the left, there is hyper partisanship on the right. what i did not get was an obscene comment but somebody said, i sounded reasonable. how could i work for the hacks at aei. what we ne
Nov 12, 2012 10:00am EST
in afghanistan. he told me he was proud of us. >> we have a very important election coming up in a few days. if you questions about the democratic process. i like to know your thoughts on the democratic process here in america. some people have to live under the role of dictators and elected leaders. >> i just about the number of people in the world today that have an opportunity to vote an exercise that democratic process because young americans were willing to go into harm's way. as i listen to the korean veterans, south korea. i listened to the world war ii veterans in thing of all the people in the world who have the opportunity to exercise that right to vote and elect their leaders. the thing i would say about this great country we call america is we are the greatest hope of the world. we absolutely need a strong, responsive, at least from upfront america. -- lead from up front america. if we did not have that, i'm not sure where we would be today. your responsibility is beyond my ability to express. what you represent not only to your country but to the people of the world. i am reall
Nov 13, 2012 6:00am EST
. [applause] pop culture references? rock star does research. and i heard. i heard that election -- i was quite messy on the pint front. isn't it amazing how three points a can make everything seem like victory. but four or five and you just know you're about to taste defeat. anyway, congratulations are in order, you know, not just for turning out in record numbers. and forforgetting politics for a moment but electing an extraordinary man as president. i think you have to say that no matter your political tradition. [applause] >> but also, you are finally free from the tierney of negative advertising. from both sides. [applause] >> those attack ads. could you bear anymore of it by the end? could you imagine what it would be like if we did this all the time? attack ads about tv shows, rival smartphone companies. college admissions. hello. we're georgetown and we approve this message. let me say a few words about some other fine schools you might be considering. u.v.a. thomas jefferson. what have they done to you? syracuse. a school whose mascot is a fruit. [applause] >> duke! hold it.